Dr Lowell Joseph Hillis
Dr. Joseph J. HIllis, 71 2410 Hasty Hyll, died at 11:12 a.m. Thursday at
Born Oct 19, 1911 Logansport, he was the son of Joseph E. and Alice
Yost Hills. On Oct. 22 1936 he was married to Helen Kunkel who
Appointed Logansport Health Officer by Mayor Ralph Eberts in 1953, he
served in that position until 1985, then served as the combined Logansport-Cass
County Helath Officer from 1965-1979.
He was a member of the Topton Lodge, No. 33, F and AM; Scottish Rite, Fort
Wayne; the Baptist Temple for more than 60 years; Elks Lodge No 66; Alpha
Thai Omeg fraternity; and Chapter No 2, Council No. 11 of St. John's COmmandery
A regent for the Indiana division for the International College of Surgeons, he was
chief of staff at the formert St. Joseph Hospital and at Memorial Hospital several
times. He was instrumentatal in the construction of the Indiana University Speehc
and hearing home, and was state president of the Indiana Exchange Clubs in 1948-49.
A trustee for the Indiana STate Medical Association 16 years, he walso served on the
commission of the Indiana Department of Motor Vechiles eight years.
Graduated from Logansport High Scholl, he was graduate from Indiana University in 1937,
served an internship in Indianapolis one year and moved to Logansport in 1938.
Surviving with the wife are twp sons Dr. Frederick A. Hillis 301 E. SHandy Lane and
Dr. Paul D HIllis 2527 E> Broadway; two daughters Kathyrn L. Hargrove 4511 High St.
and Caroline Lopicola Detriot, Mich.; a brother Jay Hillis, Kokomo and nine grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at FIsher Funerl Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Corpening
and the Rev. Paul Grant officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today. - 19 Nov. 1982 Loganpsort
Helen Hillis, 98, Logansport, passed away at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct.
15, 2012, in her residence.
Born Oct. 31, 1913, in Owensboro, Ky., she was Helen Hiiiis
the daughter of the late John Howard and Elizabeth “Bessie” Glenn
On OcL 22. 1936, in Indianapolis, she was married to Dr. Lowell J. Hillis. He preceded
her in death on Nov. 18, 1982.
A graduate of Washington High School in Indianapolis, Helen was a homemaker.
Helen was a longtime member of the Baptist Temple in Logansport. In earlier years
she had served as the state treasurer in the Indiana State Medical Auxiliary. She was a
former member of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa and the Mothers’ Study C ub. Helen
had also served on the Neal Home Board of Directors and the Cass County Children’s
Home Board of Directors.
Surviving are two sons. Dr. Paul Hillis and his wife, Kathy, of Logansport, and Dr.
Fredrick Hillis and his wife, Shelley, of Culver; two daughters, Kathie Smith and her
husband, Carl, of Myrtle Beach, S.C, and Carolyn Lopiccola and her husband,
Joseph, of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; nine grandchildren, CWA IV David Hargrove,
Kathleen Hargrove France, Amy Hillis Couch, Bryan Hillis, Sarah Hillis Sayers.
Erin Hillis Kopplin. Lisa Hillis Miller, Alan Lopiccola and Helen Lopiccola Lipp; and 18
She was preceded in death by one brother. Colonel John Howard Kunkel II, and one
sister, Louise Beiersdorfer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Howard
Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Loganspoit Friends may call from 11
a.m. Thursday until the time of the service in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice or the Baptist Temple
Endowment Trust You may share condolences in her guest book and view
her video tribute at www. fisherfuneralchapel. com. - Logansport Pharos Tribune October 17, 2012